WISeKey appoints Pierre Maudet as Chief Digital
WISEKEY APPOINTS PIERRE MAUDET HEAD OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Geneva, Switzerland, May 3, 2021: WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced the appointment of Pierre Maudet as Chief Digital Transformation Officer, with effect immediate.
Mr. Maudet is a Swiss politician with more than two decades of experience in the management of public affairs. During his career, he held several important positions in the public service, including mayor of Geneva (2011) and president of the Geneva government (2018). From 2012 to 2021, he was a member of the Executive Council of the State of Geneva and cantonal minister in charge of security, energy, digital technology and the economy.
During his long career in the public sector, Mr. Maudet has worked extensively to promote numerous government regulations and economic policies to support innovation, competitiveness and the digital transformation of the Geneva and Swiss economy. These regulations include the development of a digital strategy (2018), a blockchain strategy (2019) and the creation of a special fund for innovation (2020) to support the digital transformation of the country. In addition, while he was President of the Conference of Directors of Justice and Police (2018), Mr. Maudet supported the efforts of the Geneva State Criminal Police, one of the largest forces de police de Suisse, to fight cybercrime and become the headquarters of the regional center for the fight against cybercrime in French-speaking Switzerland.
During his career, he also served on several boards of directors and in 2014, he chaired the board of directors of Geneva International Airport. He holds a Masters in Law from the University of Friborg.
As Chief Digital Transformation Officer of WISeKey, Mr. Maudet will focus on expanding the company’s activities on issues related to artificial intelligence and digital transformation with the aim of strengthening his leadership position in AI through knowledge automation.
“I am delighted that Pierre is joining our team. His vast experience in digital transformation will be a very valuable asset to WISeKey as we continue to accelerate our efforts in this area. It’s hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, deeper and more influential in explaining and promoting digital transformation and its impact on the world than Pierre. I am convinced that his unique experience and his vast experience in building and anticipating the future of the 4th Industrial Revolution will play a vital role in our efforts to deploy our digital transformation strategy around the world, ”said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey.
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a global cybersecurity leader currently deploying large-scale digital identity ecosystems for people and things using Human-Friendly Blockchain, AI and IoT as the backbone from the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the ubiquitous computing that shapes the Internet of everything today. WISeKey IoT has an installed base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually every IoT industry (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, phones mobiles, crypto tokens, etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of IoT because our semiconductors produce an enormous amount of big data which, when analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.
Our technology is trusted by the Switzerland-based Cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) of OISTE / WISeKey provides secure authentication and identification, in physical and virtual environments, for Internet of Things, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions between objects and between objects and people. For more information visit www.wisekey.com.
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